NBA Finals Heads to Historic Game 7 on ABC After Game 6 Delivers Big 14.1 Overnight Rating


NBA Finals Heads to Historic Game 7 on ABC After Game 6 Delivers Big 14.1 Overnight Rating

  • NBA Finals on ABC Wins Night for 54th Consecutive Time; Game 6 Peaked with a 16.7 rating
  • ABC to Broadcast its Fourth NBA Finals Game 7 on Sunday

Last night’s NBA Finals Game 6—the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors (115-101)– on ABC averaged a 14.1 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked at a 16.7 metered market rating from 11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. ET.

The NBA Finals is expected to win the night across all of television for the 54th consecutive time.

The Cleveland market averaged a 44.3 metered market rating and the San Francisco market averaged a 34.9 metered market rating.

WatchESPN Records

Thursday’s NBA Finals Game 6 was the most-watched NBA game ever on WatchESPN across metrics. It generated a record 1.3 million unique viewers, an average minute audience of 391,800 viewers and approximately 68.6 million total minutes streamed.

The historic Game 7 on ABC -the fourth time the network will broadcast an NBA Finals Game 7– will be on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET (coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.).  The Cavaliers will look to make history as the first team to come back from 3-1 deficit in the Finals and the Warriors shoot to cap a record 73 win regular season with an NBA Championship. The NBA Finals is also available on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN and ESPN Radio.


Media contact: Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).



Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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